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  1. Wealthy Hongkongers seek security in diversification

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with diversification or asset allocation and more of a case of: Am I missing an opportunity? But Benjamin Yeo, Barclays Wealth's head of research, economics and strategy for Asia, says even risk-taking ...

  2. Bank staff play numbers game as lay-offs loom

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of being fired. This is particularly the case when the '2, 4, 6' staff are part of the information technology or back office departments. These are cost centres and some of these services ... always wanted to work for HSBC for life, and never thought of jumping ship. But now, he has had to dig out his resume to send to headhunters in case the worst happens 'When I chose to join ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Investing in wine a tricky business

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... point to a growth in prices that has averaged 13 per cent a year since the 1950s. The world bought an estimated 2.7 billion cases of wine in 2012, giving the industry a global value of US$168 billion. Last year, Hongkongers spent HK$3.3 billion on wine, about HK$1.18 billion of it at auction. How much of the wine bought at auction might be fake is unknown. Rudy Kurniawan, awaiting trial ...

  4. Business - Money

    The ins and outs of immigration visas

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... of possibility. Plenty of Hongkongers left for Canada and Australia in the wake of June 4, 1989. Many quickly returned to Hong Kong, complaining their adopted countries were simply too boring. If you ... are decided case by case; applicants must persuade immigration officials that they would be good for the country economically. Most people go for the second type of visa, which is aimed at passive ...

  5. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: The cost of happiness

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of US$161,800, placing Hongkongers in third place in a global table that is headed by Dubai then Singapore. Germans appear to be looking for less than half the amount required by Hong Kong people ... a sensible answer. The definition of happiness is illusive and when you ask a question containing a premise (in this case that income and happiness are correlated) you are bound to get unsatisfactory ...

  6. Appointments

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Partner White & Case LLP Mr Zimmerman is a Hong Kong-based capital markets lawyer who advises investment banks and issuers throughout Asia on cross-border securities transactions. Dennis Wong ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into a US-currency account. In this case, there isn't even an exchange between currencies! It is infuriating that this hugely profitable institution continues to take advantage of its customers. And, ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... and chasing its bigger rival OSIM in the home health product market with an annual nine-digit sales figure. To show its gratitude, OTO volunteered to make its case known in the bank's promotion ...

  9. Business - Money - STOCK WATCH

    Stock Watch: Hang Seng Bank

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by KHOR UN HUN

    ... on society and economies, but investors usually take the view that if you can't beat them, join them. Buy the bank stocks and share in their windfall. Indeed, many Hongkongers have built ... Banks are required to place part of their short-term liabilities (one-quarter of all liabilities due within a month, in the case of Hong Kong) in liquid and low-risk assets such as government ...

  10. Safety and numbers

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... investors in what currency they calculate returns. For Hongkongers the answer is easy- Hong Kong dollars. But most would be equally comfortable with US dollars. Most bond funds often involve ... to Noto. The HKMA may give Hongkongers another gift in the form of more iBonds. Otherwise, investors seeking yield have to move up the risk curve. Robert Jones of Hong Kong-based FCL Advisory, ...




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